Definition of Phosphonium

1. n. The hypothetical radical PH4, analogous to ammonium, and regarded as the nucleus of certain derivatives of phosphine.



Definition of Phosphonium

1. Noun. (chemistry) the tetravalent positively-charged phosphorus cation R4P+ ¹

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Definition of Phosphonium

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Medical Definition of Phosphonium

1. The hypothetical radical PH4, analogous to ammonium, and regarded as the nucleus of certain derivatives of phosphine. Origin: Phosphorus + ammonium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphonium

phosphomonoesterases
phosphomutase
phosphonate
phosphonate esterase
phosphonate monoester hydrolase
phosphonates
phosphonecrosis
phosphoneoepitope
phosphonic
phosphonic acid
phosphonic acids
phosphonite
phosphonites
phosphonitrile
phosphonitriles
phosphonium (current term)
phosphoniums
phosphonoacetate
phosphonoacetate hydrolase
phosphonoacetates
phosphonoacetic acid
phosphonolipid
phosphonolipids
phosphonopentanoic
phosphonous
phosphonous acid
phosphonovaleric
phosphonylated acetylcholinesterase
phosphopantetheine
phosphopenia

Literary usage of Phosphonium

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"The benzyl-phosphonium base, liberated by successive treatment with baryta, oxide of silver, auj carbonic acid, forms a strongly alkaline liquid, ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"well as for trimethyl(p-fluorophenyl)phosphonium tetra- fluoroborate (VI).' In Table II are reported the a values for the sub- stituents X on ..."

3. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1900)
"Hydrogen phosphide, PH,, has slight basic properties. It unites with HI to phosphonium iodide, which is resolved again by water into its components. ..."

4. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1899)
"It unites with HI to phosphonium iodide, which is resolved again by water into its components. The phosphorus bases or phosphines, obtained by the ..."

5. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"(C) PHOSPHORUS AND ARSENIC COMPOUNDS I. PHOSPHINES R—PH: Phosphine, phosphonium Salts.—It will be recalled from our study of inorganic chemistry that ..."

6. Chemical Lecture Experiments by Francis Gano Benedict (1901)
"phosphonium IODIDE 40. Preparation. — The action of hydrogen phosphide on iodine produces a small quantity of phosphonium iodide, which serves to illustrate ..."

7. Chemical Lecture Experiments by Francis Gano Benedict (1901)
"phosphonium IODIDE 40. Preparation. — The action of hydrogen phosphide on iodine produces a small quantity of phosphonium iodide, which serves to illustrate ..."

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